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Welcome to ChalkBucket. Thank you for your interest in one of the largest and fastest growing gymnastics communities on the internet.

The providers ("we", "us", "our") of the service provided by this web site ("Service") are not responsible for any user-generated content and accounts ("Content"). Content submitted express the views of their author only.

You agree to not use the Service to submit or link to any Content which is defamatory, abusive, hateful, threatening, spam or spam-like, likely to offend, contains adult or objectionable content, contains personal information of others, risks copyright infringement, encourages unlawful activity, or otherwise violates any laws.

All Content you submit or upload may be reviewed by staff members. All Content you submit or upload may be sent to third-party verification services (including, but not limited to, spam prevention services). Do not submit any Content that you consider to be private or confidential.

We reserve the rights to remove or modify any Content submitted for any reason without explanation. Requests for Content to be removed or modified will be undertaken only at our discretion. We reserve the right to take action against any account with the Service at any time.

You are granting us with a non-exclusive, permanent, irrevocable, unlimited license to use, publish, or re-publish your Content in connection with the Service. You retain copyright over the Content.

These terms may be changed at any time without notice.

If you do not agree with these terms, please do not register or use this Service. If you wish to close your account, please contact us.


Although the administrators and moderators of ChalkBucket will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this site, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the author, the owners of ChalkBucket will not be held responsible for the content of any message.

Internet Safety

We encourage you to keep personal information personal. Personal information is "Any piece of information which can potentially be used to uniquely identify, contact, or locate a single person." This includes, but is not limited to: name, address, phone number, and email. If you must give out such information, please do so privately.

Debate Respectfully

You may wish to respond to something by disagreeing with it. That’s fine. But remember to criticize ideas, not people. Please avoid:

  • Name-calling
  • Ad hominem attacks
  • Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content
  • Knee-jerk contradiction

Instead, provide reasoned counter-arguments that improve the conversation.

General Rules

  1. Membership at ChalkBucket is restricted to ages 13 and older.
  2. All discussion should remain appropriate for anyone. ChalkBucket staff has final say on what is and is not appropriate. Any material that is obscene, vulgar, sexually-oriented, hateful, threatening, or illegal is NOT appropriate.
  3. All content must be in English. Please try to use proper grammar, punctuation, and structure when possible.
  4. Advertising/spamming is not allowed. This includes using the private message system to spam other members.
  5. Affiliate links are not allowed.
  6. Copyrighted material cannot be posted without consent of the owner.
  7. Each member is allowed one account. Registering with multiple accounts is not allowed.
  8. If you are banned from a thread, you cannot private message or create a new thread to continue the same debate.
  9. Each account can only be connected to one person. Sharing accounts is not allowed.


  1. No signatures.


  1. Avatars must be appropriate for the site.
  2. Animated avatars are not allowed.

By agreeing to these rules, you warrant that you will not post any messages that are obscene, vulgar, sexually-oriented, hateful, threatening, or otherwise violative of any laws.

The owners and moderators of ChalkBucket reserve the right to view, remove, edit, or move any information on the site, at any time, for any reason. Members may request that their personal information be deleted at any time. Personal information will be deleted, however, posts and threads will remain on the site. When mass deletion of threads & posts is requested, ChalkBucket may choose to rename the user and delete their account instead. This will result in a "guest" post that has no personal information and a different username than the original user.

ChalkBucket is not responsible for the opinions and statements of our members, admins, mods, staff, or guests.

ChalkBucket Moderator Guidelines

Moderator Duties

  1. Moderating the content in the moderator's forum or group for appropriateness according to the site's registration agreement.
  2. Moving posts better suited to another forum.
  3. Editing, locking, or deleting posts with inappropriate content.
  4. Managing sticky announcements.
  5. Merging/splitting threads as needed.

Moderator Responsibilities

  1. Mods will be highly active community members that are well versed in their area/forum.
  2. Mods will not threaten any forum member with vulgar comments and/or use of mod powers on the forum or elsewhere.
  3. Mods cannot play favorites towards another forum member.
  4. Mods cannot harass a forum member.
  5. If a major problem occurs with another forum member(s), please contact an Admin.

Moderator Resources

  1. Admins are available to help with decisions.
  2. The “Back Office” forum is available for moderators to post questions about moderating and for support.

Moderators are asked to check in with either with an Admin, or to post in the “Back Office” forum when locking, editing, deleting posts. This is in attempt to cut down on the subjectivity of moderating by having more than one person's input when modifying posts.

Moderator words and actions are visible to the entire community, and they are role models. Remember this when conducting yourselves.

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